Response of banana to controlled release urea

IPNI-2014-CHN-GX15

This is a continuation of a field experiment initiated in 2013 to examine the effects of consecutive application of controlled-release urea (CRU) versus regular urea (RU) in relation to rates, timing, and combinations of the two N sources. Read more


Year of initiation:2014
Year of completion:2015

Interpretive Summary

2015

This is a continuation of a field experiment initiated in 2013 to examine the effects of consecutive application of controlled-release urea (CRU) versus regular urea (RU) in relation to rates, timing, and combinations of the two N sources.

2014

Banana is a perennial crop that grows for 10 to 14 months for one harvest and can produce more than 150 t/ha of dry biomass and up to 60 t/ha of fruit. To support such large biomass production, banana requires high rates of fertilizer application and more than ten applications.



Publications

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Controlled-Release Urea in Banana Production in Southern China Hongwei Tan, Liuqiang Zhou, Yan Zeng, Huiping Ou, Jinsheng Huang, Xiaojun Zhu, and Shihua Tu
Better Crops With Plant Food
2016-4, page #19

Project Leader

Hongwei Tan, Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

Shihua Tu


Location

Asia \ Eastern Asia \ CHN \ Guangxi \ Nanning


Topics

4r rate, 4r source, 4r time, nutrient use efficiency

banana

Nitrogen (N)